Original James Clarke Hook etching.
Very fine impression on India paper, from the only published edition, as issued by the Etching Club in 1857.
The painterly nature of this elaborate etching reflects J.C.Hook’s ability as a painter in oils - he was one of the most successful artists of his generation, perfecting a manner which combines overtones of Pre-Raphaelite art with the sentimental scenes of everyday life which now typify the Victorian era.
On cream chine appliqué on original warm white wove backing sheet, with full margins, as issued. Some very minor discolouration at extreme outer edges of sheet, otherwise very fine original condition. Image surface excellent.